January 3, 2018 RSS feed / Front Page

Paw Paw police seize large cache of heroin

Officers with the Paw Paw Police Department recovered a large quantity of heroin during a traffic stop on December 19.  According to a criminal complaint filed in Morgan County Magistrate Court, Officer J.C. More...

Looking back – the top stories of 2017

Fire points to homicide  More...

Opinions

Out like a lion

The last day of 2017 was snowy and cold, making a true winter landscape at Cacapon State Park. More...

All lion, no lambs in 2018

We know 2018 will be a decisive year for America. Citizens interested in democracy will be more involved in running for elected office, voting and pressuring representatives to do what is best for the common good. More...

This Week in West Virginia History

from The West Virginia Encyclopedia  West Virginia Humanities Council 1310 Kanawha Blvd., E. Charleston, WV 25301   More...

Columns

Scams, Spam and Just Plain Fraud

IN THE WILD

I wonder sometimes if it’s because we are “senior citizens,” but the truth is, nine times out of 10, in one way or another, the persons ringing our door bell want our money. More...

Mountain Musings

New Year’s reflections  As snow blankets woods and fields and busy wood stoves keep the bitter cold at bay, the passage of another year brings many thoughts. More...

Obituaries

Gary W. Silver

1951-2017

Gary Wayne Silver, age 66, of Warfordsburg, Pa., passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.  Born October 26, 1951, in Martinsburg, W.Va., he was the son of the late Irvin and Betty Jane (Henry) Silv More...

Doris V. Fobare

1933-2017

Doris Vivian Fobare, 84, of Berkeley Springs, died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at her home while under the care of Hospice of the Panhandle.  Born on July 6, 1933 in Baltimore, Md., she was the daughter of the late Charles Orem and Doris Vivian More...

Timothy K. Michael

1956-2017

Timothy Kent Michael, age 61, of Berkeley Springs died on December 26, 2017 at Berkeley Medical Center in Martinsburg, WV. Born July 28, 1956 in Martinsburg, he was the son of Ralph Edward and Harriet Irene Bohrer Michael of Hedgesville. More...

Sports

Lady Indians defeat Hancock in Hancock Holiday Mixer

Lady Indians have four score in double digits

This past weekend the Berkeley Springs Lady Indians varsity basketball team played in the Hancock Holiday Mixer. More...

Tribe Wrestling finishes second at Holiday Hammer Tournament

Davy Mundey captures 160 lb. Championship

The Berkeley Springs High School wrestling team enjoyed one of its best meets this season when they traveled down into Southwestern Virginia to Abingdon High School for the Holiday Hammer Tournament. More...

Tribe rolls by Southern Fulton

Fall to Clear Spring in Tri State Shootout Championship

The Berkeley Springs High School Indians varsity boys’ basketball team had a very successful run in the Tri State Shootout that was held at the Berkeley Springs High School gym during the Christmas break.  More...

DEP hearing on pipeline set for January 9

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will hold a public hearing on a stormwater management permit for Mountaineer Gas to build a 23-mile natural gas line from Morgan County into Martinsburg. More...

Morgan County man indicted on federal firearms charges

Matthew Dean Smith, 39, of Great Cacapon, was indicted by a federal grand jury in late December on illegal firearms charges.  Smith was indicted on one count of “Possession of an Unregistered Firearm,” one count of “Unlawful Po More...

Hospital visiting hours cut due to rising flu

Due to a steady increase in influenza and influenzalike illness in Emergency Departments, Urgent Care centers and physician offices in our region, Valley Health System’s six hospitals are temporarily altering visiting policies beginning January More...

News

Hampshire judge dismisses suit against former deputy

A lawsuit against a former Morgan County deputy and several other individuals has been dropped in Hampshire County Circuit Court.  Judge C. More...

State trout stocking begins

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources started the 2018 trout stocking season on January 2, according to Paul Johansen, chief of DNR Wildlife Resources Section.  More...

Worship Schedule

Berkeley Baptist Church, Route 522 and 13, 304-258-4101 - Breakfast 9 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship service and children’s church 10:45 a.m. Food pantry distribution site call for more infor. Wednesday Bible study 7 p.m. More...

Letters

Reps wrong on gas

Dear Editor:  Both West Virginia Senator Charles Trump and Legislator Daryl Cowles were roundly booed at the recent Hancock hearing on TransCanada’s proposed fracked-gas pipeline under the Potomac River. More...

Lopsided politics

Dear Editor:  This new change in tax structure has both good and bad in it but what really scares this writer is the coming backlash should democrats gain substantial control of both houses of Congress.  The temptation to pay back for all t More...

What's Happening

Duckwall Road closed near Roscoe Lane

The West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) announces that Duckwall Road in Morgan County, Route 8/2, will be closed to through traffic beginning as early as today, January 3.  More...

State park & culture chiefs visit Museum

State officials visited all West Virginia state parks with museums, including the Museum of the Berkeley Springs. More...

January

Thursday, January 4 – Pleasant View Com. Center meet, 7 p.m. – Rotary Club, noon, Country  Inn – Kaw Kaw Peyon 4-H, 7:30, homes – Cub Scout Pack 27, 6 p.m.,  More...

Police & Safety

Morgan County Sheriff’s Report 304-258-1067

Sheriff KC Bohrer reports the following calls, investigations and reports for December 17-30:  December 17  Deputy Lebo investigated a larceny at Food Lion.  Deputy Lebo investigated a crash on Valley Road.  Deputy L. More...

Harvey sentenced for heroin operation

Robert Charles Harvey, 30, of Berkeley Springs was sentenced to 1-to-15 years in prison on December 21 for dealing heroin in Morgan County.  Harvey pled guilty in Circuit Court to possession with the intent to deliver the drug.  More...

Woman charged in fight with brother

A Berkeley Springs woman has been charged with wanton endangerment after allegedly shooting at her brother during a domestic dispute on New Years Day.  More...

School News

High school, middle school get band instruments from Eagle Scout project

The Warm Springs Middle School and Berkeley Springs High School band program got some welcome additions to their instrument collection with Alexandria, Virginia Boy Scout Conrad McIntosh’s Eagle Scout project. More...

Special Education Director Joan Willard retires; other personnel actions okayed

by Kate Evans  The Morgan County School Board approved the retirement of Morgan County Schools Special Education and Assessment Director Joan Willard as of the end of December 31. More...

Knights donate special education funds

Pleasant View Elementary teacher Sandra Struck and Principal Keri Chilcote were presented a check for $800 from Knights Don Bozanic, Skipper Price, Bob Hartwick, Tom Darroch and Frank Kucharski. St. More...